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If you don’t know what you are doing, electrical wiring can be a disastrous and deadly. However, if you learn about home wiring correctly, you can save a lot of money. This 24-hour Advanced Electrical course will build on skills learned the DIY Home  Wiring course.  It includes wire sizing, amperage, and wattage calculations, conduit installation, wiring methods, and materials.  Course inludes classroom and hands-on work on various wall materials.  Bring your own meters and tools or use ours. Safety equipment included in class fee. This course does not qualify as a license renewal continuing education class for a state electrical license, nor qualify you to be an electrician.  

Start date: 01/10/17

End date: 02/28/17

Tuition: $249.00



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If you don’t know what you are doing, electrical wiring can be a disastrous and deadly. However, if you learn about home wiring correctly, you can save a lot of money. This 24-hour course will teach you many of the rules governing safe installation of electrical wires or electrical equipment including receptacles, switches, lights and fixtures. Hands-on lab activities are included. Safety equipment included in class fee. This course does not qualify as a license renewal continuing education class for a state electrical license, nor qualify you to be an electrician.

Start date: 11/02/16

End date: 12/21/16

Tuition: $249.00



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This course will cover home maintenance projects in plumbing, electrical, wall construction, gypsum installation, mud and taping, painting and trim, and insulation. It will teach you some valuable skills that you can use to safely maintain or repair items in your own home. Hands-on activities are part of the course.

Start date: 09/27/16

End date: 10/25/16

Tuition: $199.00



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Course includes complete instruction on the possibilities, benefits, technology, design, and installation of whole house music systems for residential installers/integrators, builders, developers, contractors, and real estate professionals. Books Included Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $465.00



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Course includes complete instruction on the possibilities, benefits, technology, design, and installation of whole house music systems for residential installers/integrators, builders, developers, contractors, and real estate professionals. Books Included Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $465.00



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The Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems course discusses the working principles, design, and installation of home security and access control systems. It describes wired and wireless security systems and explains gadgets, such as sensors, security panels, zone commanders, and CCTVs that are a part of security systems. Books Included Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $465.00



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The Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems course discusses the working principles, design, and installation of home security and access control systems. It describes wired and wireless security systems and explains gadgets, such as sensors, security panels, zone commanders, and CCTVs that are a part of security systems. Books Included Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $465.00



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Learn from our expert how to diagnose, tune-up and perform small engine repairs yourself instead of having someone else fix it, saving you time and money. 

Start date: 09/24/16

End date: 10/01/16

Tuition: $89.00



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